MacBook Pro 17" Unibody RAM Replacement
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Upgrade your MacBook Pro 17" Unibody's RAM for an instant increase in computer speed.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Easy
Use this guide to replace your MacBook Pro's RAM.
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Whenever working near the logic board, it is always wise to first disconnect the battery to avoid short circuits.
If present, grab the plastic tab attached to the battery connector and pull it toward the front edge of the device.
If the plastic tab is missing, use a spudger to pry the connector up from its socket.
Pull the tab parallel to the face of the logic board.
Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM.
These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.
After the RAM chip has popped up, pull it straight out of its socket.
Repeat this process if a second RAM chip is installed.